Ronnie Rees

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Ronnie Rees
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-04-04) 4 April 1944 (age 74)
Place of birth Wales
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1968 Coventry City 230 (42)
1968–1969 West Bromwich Albion 40 (6)
1969–1972 Nottingham Forest 76 (9)
1972–1975 Swansea City 89 (5)
1975 Haverfordwest
National team
1965–1972 Wales[1] 39 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ronnie Rees (born 4 April 1944) is a former Welsh international footballer. He played predominantly as a winger and was able to play down either flank.

Rees was a graduate of the Coventry City youth team, and was given his debut for the senior team by Jimmy Hill in May 1962.[2] Rees spent six years at Highfield Road, helping Coventry gain promotion from Division Three to Division One.[3]

Rees left Coventry to join West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £65,000 in March 1968.[3] He spent less than a year at the club, joining Nottingham Forest in February 1969 for £60,000.[3]

Swansea City manager Roy Bentley paid Forest a club-record £26,000 for Rees in January 1972. Rees spent three-and-a-half seasons with Swansea before joining Haverfordwest of the League of Wales in August 1975.[3]

Following his retirement from professional football, Rees worked at the Ford motorworks in Swansea and Bridgend. He was forced to retire in 1995, at the age of 51, after suffering a major stroke that took his ability to walk and talk.[4] He is now a resident at Hengoed Court Care Home, Swansea.[5]



  1. ^ "Wales - Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 11 February 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". Coventry City F.C. 29 May 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d "Past Players". Swansea City A.F.C. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  4. ^ Brown, Jim. "Where are they now - Ronnie Rees". Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  5. ^ "Where Are They Now - from J to Z". Nottingham Forest F.C. 23 March 2009. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Coventry City | Club | History | History | Hall of Fame". 2012-07-22. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-22.